WhatsApp is rolling out an replace that permits customers on iOS to link their e mail handle to their WhatsApp account. The messaging app presently allows users to log in to their account utilizing their registered telephone quantity — adding an e-mail handle will permit for a further avenue of access to WhatsApp. E-mail addresses won’t be seen to contacts, and including one can show useful when it isn’t potential to obtain an SMS code to log in to WhatsApp.
As part of the update to WhatsApp for iOS 22.214.171.124 (by way of WABetaInfo), the messaging service has began prompting customers so as to add their e-mail tackle to their WhatsApp account. A message inside the app says “E mail helps you access your account. It isn’t seen to others.” Once you enter your e-mail handle, you’ll need to enter a verification code sent for confirmation.
With a purpose to add your e-mail handle to your account, it is best to be sure to are operating the newest model of WhatsApp from the App Store in your iPhone. After installing the WhatsApp for iOS 126.96.36.199 update, head to the settings menu and tap Account > E-mail handle with a view to add your e mail tackle. The function was beforehand noticed on the beta versions of the app for Android and iOS earlier this month.
After linking an e-mail tackle to your account, you must have the ability to obtain verification codes by way of your e mail handle which may arrive in useful in case you are unable to obtain SMS codes as a consequence of network issues or other technical difficulties. Nevertheless, WhatsApp will proceed to use your telephone quantity as your main identifier on the app and the e-mail tackle will remain a personal method for the service to send authentication codes.
There is no word on when the identical function will roll out to all Android users on the secure channel. Gadgets 360 was capable of affirm that it is at present out there to beta testers on Android and linking an e-mail handle works as marketed. Customers can anticipate the Meta-owned messaging service to roll out the e-mail tackle linking function to customers on Android within the coming days.